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Picea abies 'Acrocona'

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Acrocona Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona') at The Growing Place

Acrocona Spruce fruit

Acrocona Spruce fruit

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Acrocona Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona') at The Growing Place

Acrocona Spruce

Acrocona Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

Like a smaller version of the species, this fine selection forms a medium-sized Christmas tree-like shrub, with pronounced upright cones; adaptable and hardy, slow growing; excellent choice for a small-scale vertical accent in the garden skyline

Growing Place Choice Plants

Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Acrocona Spruce has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The purple fruits are held in cones from early spring to early summer.

Landscape Attributes

Acrocona Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Acrocona Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Acrocona Spruce will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Articulation  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features